Panel

Date: 6th–7th century

Geography: Egypt

Culture: Coptic

Medium: Wood; carved and painted

Dimensions: H. 6 7/16 in. (16.4 cm)
W. 19 11/16 in. (50 cm)
D. 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm)
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Classification: Wood

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1928

Accession Number: 28.12

Description

This wooden panel, possibly from a piece of furniture, is decorated with three roundels like those on textiles. A Greek cross is flanked by a pair of confronted griffins, mythological creatures whose images were often represented in the art of the ancient world.

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